Silicon Prairie News

3261_537f823637_small December 5, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Once again, Barcamp Des Moines took over the Des Moines Central Public Library on Saturday for the 2011 iteration of the event. More than 80 participants converged in the meeting room suite for presentations from 18 speakers in three tracks: Technology, Creative and Entrepreneurship. The event was bookended by a social the evening … read more

3260_f623aed037_small December 5, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines We're excited to announce that Delta Dental of Iowa has come on board as a sponsor of PrairieCast, our weekly discussion podcast that covers current topics related to entrepreneurship in Iowa and around the Silicon Prairie. Delta Dental has been a trusted name in oral health for over 50 years … read more

3255_acc4f429f3_small December 5, 2011 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln In January 2010, Archrival founders Clint! Runge and Charlie Hull agreed: they were bored. "Things are going pretty well," they said. "What should we do to shake things up?" Two weeks later, Runge had a voicemail from Jeffrey Dachis, which ultimately led to Dachis Group acquiring the youth marketing firm in November 2010. On Wednesday, Runge and Hull reflected on Archrival's history … read more

3248_765922e775_small December 5, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Omaha A recent change to Sojern’s corporate headquarters on its CrunchBase profile isn’t an indication of any larger changes, the company says. The profile was updated on Nov. 24 to show that Sojern, a travel marketing company that was founded in Omaha, is now headquartered in San Francisco. But in a phone conversation Friday, Susan Booth, Sojern’s … read more

3249_15514d1220_small December 4, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

In the wake of the last week's release of Inc Magazine's company of the year, Evernote, I took time this weekend to learn more about the startup that allows its users to capture, organize and find information across multiple platforms. Like previous Sunday Videos, I discovered one the best videos related to Evernote on Standford University's Entrepreneurship … read more

3243_2dd922f756_small December 2, 2011 by Michael Stacy

Kansas City The folks at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation have released another of their signature animated sketchbook videos, and it's one that will likely leave proponents of boot-strapping businesses nodding their heads in agreement. Paul Kedrosky, a senior fellow at the Kansas City-based Kauffman Foundation narrates the video, entitled "Money Game." … read more

3244_381d87029c_small December 2, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha As we hit the homestretch of 2011, we'll continue to take time to celebrate the accomplishments of the Silicon Prairie community on Silicon Prairie News, but we're already deep in planning our events of 2012. We're very excited for what's in store for our fourth annual Big Omaha – we'll kick it off the evening of Wednesday, May 9 and wrap it up the night of Friday, May 11. … read more

December 2, 2011 by Brittany Mascio

We're excited to bring you our 80th Opportunities on the Prairie today, with positions at Silicon Prairie News (that's us!), Accurate Communications and Lyconic in Omaha … read more

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